Topic ID #26938 - posted 2/10/2013 4:46 PM

Britt Scholnick's Resume--Registrar/Collections Management



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Professional Experience

Collections Inventory Assistant

History Colorado, December 2012-March 2013

·   Working as part of a team inventorying and rehousing historical objects in preparation for future move. We completed the project successfully and two full months ahead of schedule.

·   Photographing objects for identification purposes.

·   Updating records in Argus Open Edition Database.

·   Problem solving issues and inconsistencies within the collections.

·   Worked closely with curatorial assistant to catalog and permanently number a specific collection, consisting of over 250 objects.

·   Trained, but not certified, on operating forklift.

·   Position is a temporary IMLS grant funded position with no option for renewal.

Anthropology Collections Volunteer

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, June-September 2012

·   Researched potential deaccessions for transfer in the World Archaeology section of the Anthropology Department.

·   Updated records in Argus Open Edition database.

·   Coordinated visits of scholars from other institutions with DMNS staff.

·   Position ended because the institutions involved decided not to pursue project.

 Collections and Registration Assistant

CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, June-November 2012

·   Assisted the Collections Management and Registration Department in a variety of responsibilities related to loans, exhibitions, and acquisitions; this included: generating legal documents; taking and editing photographs; condition reports for a variety of media; artist and object research; and general art handling. 

·   Cataloged incoming loans and acquisitions in the FileMaker Pro database, including updating locations, creating checklists, organizing records, splitting object records, and creating new records.

·   Performed inventory and database clean-up in preparation for database migration.

·   Coordinated with the Exhibitions department for exhibition related activities including packing, unpacking, cataloging, condition reporting, generating certificates of insurance, and obtaining rights for press, publicity, and catalogs.

·   Trained and supervised interns, students, and volunteers on using the database, art handling, housing objects, cataloging and general department needs and practices.

·   Provided many legal documents related to incoming loans, exhibitions, and acquisitions.

·   Assisted with rights and reproductions research by contacting artists and estate representatives to obtain rights.

·   Trained on shipping coordination including quotes and scheduling.

·   Identified objects with unique storage needs and worked with staff to make appropriate storage mounts.

·   Assisted in a reorganization of the 2D collection as well as a full collection inventory.

·   Researched and rehoused a bequest of thirty Classical artifacts into the museum’s collections.

·   Unpacked, condition reported, photographed, and inventoried 200 objects of an ancient Asian collection as part of a team.  Gained experience in moving and unpacking ancient ceramics, figurines, and additional materials.

·   Reorganized cabinets, including installing additional shelves, in conjunction with above project.

·   Oversaw and analyzed data from weekly generated HVAC reports and developed an annual report on metrics and identified areas for improvement.

·   Assisted the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist from University Facilities Management with the museum’s monthly IPM program.

·   Worked with scholars, professors, and staff to generate object lists to meet their needs.  Also prepared items and lists for Collections Committee meeting as well as interacting with the board members.

·   Experienced in permanently numbering objects.

·   Identified and reconciled Found in Collection objects.

·   Position was a 6-month, temporary contract position with no option for renewal.

Collections and Registration Aide, Graduate Position

CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, July 2011- May 2012

·   Please see description above for Collections and Registration Aide, 6-month Temporary Position.

·   Assisted Museum Director with the 2011 Pop Art Fundraising Gala, including general event planning and guest coordination.

 Collections Department Intern

Denver Art Museum, February 2011-December 2011

·   Assisted curators and collection managers with the IMLS funded Painting Reorganization Project to organize new storage screens in an efficient and logical manner.

·   Responsible for moving and handling artworks, primarily paintings.

·   Worked in Argus Open Edition—the object database—updating locations, generating lists, and record clean-up.

·   Assisted in IPM and HVAC maintenance.

Collections and Exhibitions Department Volunteer

Golden History Museum, October 2010- March 2011

·   Assisted the Collections Manager in moving the auxiliary collection consisting of several hundred objects from one storage location to another, including building shelves, providing object handling experience and organizational skills. 

·   Expanded the Past Perfect collections database primarily through uploading and editing photos; updating known information; and inventorying incoming loans.

·   Aided in researching, preparing, and assisting with the installation of exhibits for the primary gallery of the museum.

·   Organized time efficiently between the demands of the Collections and Exhibitions departments.

 Additional Work Experience

Server, The Cheesecake Factory, February 2006-Aug. 2011

·   Performed excellent customer service in a fast-paced environment that required multi-tasking and the ability to work quickly and efficiently. 

·   Responsible for training incoming staff as well as being assigned the position of team leader at bi-annual companywide training sessions.

·   Responsible for cash handling and accounting at the end of each shift.

 Skills

Proficient in various computer software programs, including Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems; Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Photoshop; and different databases including FileMaker Pro and Argus Open Edition.

 Education

M.A. Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder.

B.A. Humanities and Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder.

 Languages

Latin, Ancient Greek

 Professional Organizations

American Association of Museums

Collections Management Group of Denver






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